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Fowler, Day make early bid in Memphis to keep season going

Aug. 11, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Jason Day faced enough stress just to make sure they got into the PGA Tour's postseason. Now that they're here, they want to keep going. Fowler had a change of caddies and putters and finally started to see some putts fall, though still not...

Man who hid guns in jail pleads guilty to weapons charge

Aug. 11, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent prison reform advocate who disguised himself as a construction worker to hide guns, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades in the walls of a Nashville jail under construction pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge on Thursday. U.S. Attorney...

Tom Brady taking 11-day break from Bucs for personal reasons

Aug. 11, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady was excused from training camp on Thursday, the first day of what Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said was a planned, 11-day absence from the team to address “personal things.” Bowles said the 45-year-old quarterback's break from practice was...

Masks to be required again at Great Smoky National Park

Aug. 11, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Masks will once again be required for visitors inside all Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings due to the high transmission of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the park's website, the mask mandate will apply to all visitors regardless of...

FedEx Cup playoffs are here and LIV Golf a lingering topic

Aug. 10, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Perhaps it was only fitting that a violent thunderstorm hit the TPC Southwind right about the time a federal judge in California ruled against a motion that would have allowed three players who cashed in on LIV Golf to play for $75 million in bonus money on the PGA Tour. ...

One of 8 students who integrated Memphis State dies at 81

Aug. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Prater, one of the first Black students to enroll at then-Memphis State University in 1959, has died. He was 81. “Prater’s impact on our institution and community is immeasurable, and we will forever celebrate his remarkable courage and legacy,”...

Fencing organization, coach sued over alleged sex abuse

Aug. 10, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport, failed to protect a Tennessee teenager from sexual abuse over a two-year period. The girl and her parents filed suit last month against the Colorado-based organization as well as...

Tennessee Supreme Court picks Skrmetti as attorney general

Aug. 10, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that Jonathan Skrmetti has been selected to be the state's next attorney general. Skrmetti replaces Attorney General Herbert Slatery, a Republican who announced in May that he wouldn't seek another...

Matsuyama withdraws from Memphis with neck injury

Aug. 10, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama withdrew Wednesday from the FedEx St. Jude Championship because of a neck injury, saying he is hopeful he can return in the postseason. Matsuyama, the first Japanese man to win a major championship, is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this...

New president approved for Northeast State in Tennessee

Aug. 10, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new president has been chosen for Northeast State Community College in Tennessee. Jeff McCord will become president of the school in Blountville effective Sept. 30. The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved his appointment this week. ...